Remarks by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community And Youth, at MCCY’s Year-in-Review 2019, at *SCAPE The TreeTop
1 79% in 2018, as compared to 75% in 2014, participated in heritage activities within the past 12 months. (Heritage Awareness Survey 2019)
2 82% of respondents who participated in heritage activities felt that such activities increased their understanding of Singapore’s communities and cultures. (Heritage Awareness Survey 2019)
3 Since launch, A&C’s saw participation from 60,000 participants (up from 25,000 in 2017 and 45,000 in 2018) of all ages, races and backgrounds.
4 75% of Singaporeans polled agree that having a better understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s heritage and culture will increase their sense of belonging to Singapore. (Heritage Awareness Survey 2019)
5 Total attendance to arts and culture events reached an all-time high of 13.6mil in 2018 (previous high of 13.2 mil in year 2017). Non-ticketed attendance at arts and cultural events reaching an all-time high of more than 11.4mil in 2018 (11.3m in 2017). Ticketed attendance at performing arts events reached an all-time high of 2.2mil in 2018 (1.9 mil in 2017). (Singapore Cultural Statistics 2019)
6 Singapore won 167 medals at SEA Games 2019 (53gold, 46silver, 68bronze). Debutants made up more than half of the Team Singapore SEA Games contingent and contributed to nearly half (45%) of the medals won. In addition, debutants contributed to nearly 40% making this the best debutant performance among the past three SEA Games.
7 59% in 2019, up from 30% in 2017. (MCCY’s Social Pulse Survey)